Thursday, March 21, 2013
Plymouth’s Department of Public Works will accept residential storm-related tree debris at 131 Camelot Drive, Saturday and Sunday only.
Plymouth’s Department of Public Works has announced that it will accept residential storm-related tree debris at the Wastewater Treatment Facility located at 131 Camelot Drive, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24. No yard waste or commercial debris will be accepted, only residential tree debris (tree branches and brush, but no leaves) as a result of the recent winter storms. DPW staff will be on hand to assist residents to properly dispose of the debris.
Friday, March 8, 2013
High tide came with 20 foot waves that pounded Bert's and Warren Avenue.
UPDATE: 5 p.m. Friday Land access to Saquish and the Gurnet has been cut off, according to the Plymouth Fire Chief. The last crossover has washed out leaving the peninsula inaccessible by land. --- Not much snow has stuck to the ground along Plymouth's coastline, but the waves continue to pound the beaches, homes and roads. Check here for David Curran's dramatic video of Bert's being submerged and hit with 20 ft. waves. Warren Avenue was flooded during high tide, but has reopened this morning. Taylor Avenue in Manomet has also flooded. So far there have been few power outages. The Red Cross continues to keep a shelter open at Memorial Hall for those who need it. Just after Thursday night's high tide, a Plymouth couple pulled a woman from …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood watch for Plymouth starting Wednesday night as another winter storm rolls through.
Plymouth's coastline will get pounded again beginning Wednesday night. The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood watch for Plymouth starting Wednesday night as another winter storm rolls through. The NWS states there is a high risk of coastal flooding and severe beach erosion during high tides beginning Thursday morning. "Moderate with even pockets of major coastal flooding is possible along the Massachusetts East Coast," the NWS's watch reads. The storm surge is projected to be between 2.5 and 3 feet with 25 to 30 foot seas offshore from late Wednesday night through Friday morning. "This could become a dangerous coastal flood situation, especially since many areas are still vulnerable after the Feb. 9 storm tide," the …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The National Weather Service predicts four to six inches of snow today and Sunday.
The National Weather Service is predicting heavy snow and high winds today in the second snow storm in a week. The snow begins this morning with a snow/rain mix with little if any accumulation through the afternoon. The snow may be heavy Saturday night into early Sunday afternoon and winds will increase. There is the potential for heavy snow along with strong winds across the far Southeast New England coast Saturday night into early Sunday afternoon. The initially wet snow combined with strong winds could result in downed tree limbs and a few power outages, according to the NWS. Winds will be between 20 and 30 mph with 50 mph gusts and cause poor visibility and possibly near-whiteout conditions for a time. Untreated roads and walkways will…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Are you satisfied or frustrated with how the town handled the area’s 5th largest snowstorm in history? Let us know by posting a comment below.
Now that the snow has fallen, and started to melt, it’s your time to rate how the town’s plows handled the more than 2 feet of snow that fell Friday and Saturday. Feel free to give praise or thanks, express frustrations or offer up constructive criticism in the comments below, and keep in mind, the blizzard was the 5th largest snowstorm in New England history. Blizzard 2013: Plymouth Storm Center Your Photos of the Blizzard of 2013 in Plymouth
Monday, February 11, 2013
Share your photos from the Blizzard of '13 (colloquially known as Nemo).
Waves hammered the coast, trees and utility poles snapped, and snow burried our cars. Then the kids went outside, and the lack of electricity and heat was forgotten for a little while as families built snow forts, made snowmen (and their families), went sledding, and had epic snowball fights. Through it all, you took pictures. Share them with Patch, we want to see what you'll remember about the Blizzard of 2013. We'll feature your photos on our Facebook page.
Friday, February 8, 2013
New England states and other parts of the Northeast are battening down the hatches in anticipation of a winter storm dubbed “Nemo” by the Weather Channel.
Friday, February 8
By Neil Sheehan Public Affairs Officer Region I, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Unlike “Finding Nemo,” the 2003 hit movie from Disney featuring a clown fish dad roaming the seas in search of his wayward son, those in the storm’s path won’t have to look far to see its impacts. Indeed, forecasts are calling for blizzard conditions and upwards of two feet of snow in the Boston area. As with other significant storms, nuclear power plants that could be affected will be required to make preparations. These are actions such as ensuring that fuel oil tanks are adequately filled; that there are no materials on plant grounds that could become airborne missiles amid high winds; and that water-tight doors and other openings are properly closed in the …
See a tree down in your neighborhood? Notice a road is flooded? Just saw a store clerk unload a pallet of fresh batteries? Please use this story on Plymouth Patch to help out your neighbors as we brave the storm together.
UPDATED: 4:06 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10 Council on Aging Open as Shelter The Plymouth Council on Aging, at 44 Nook Road, is open as a shelter for the Blizzard of '13. Please call before if you plan on coming at 508-830-4230. Bring blankets and pillows. If you have medical conditions that require any assistance we reccommend you call Plymouth South High School. Offsite power restored to Pilgrim Off-site power was restored to the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station earlier today. Site power had been provided by on site diesel generators since winter storm Nemo disrupted the electric transmission grid resulting in an automatic plant shutdown on Friday. The plant will be returned to service following the completion of maintenance and testing activities…
NStar encourages customers to make preparations and prepare a storm kit
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Friday, February 8
NSTAR has activated its emergency response plan as preparations continue for a significant impact on the electric grid, according to a release from the utility. The company is advising customers to make advanced preparations as well. While no utility can prevent widespread power outages in the face of devastating storms, NSTAR is on high alert and workers are prepared to mobilize. “We’re well into our preparations for responding to potentially widespread power outages resulting from the nor’easter’s high winds and heavy snow,” said Craig Hallstrom, President of NSTAR Electric. “We prepare year-round for storms like this and stand ready to address damage to our system as soon as it becomes safe to do so.” As all 3,000 NSTAR employees …
The National Weather Service warns that blizzard conditions could cause damage to homes and severe coastal erosion.
The heavy snow, strong winds and coastal flooding could cause structural damage to homes along the coast. The NWS warns that lives may be at risk for people who put themselves in harms way. Some vulnerable homes may be severely damaged or destroyed and evacuations of some neighborhoods may be necessary. Here are the warnings: Blizzard warning A potential historic winter storm and blizzard is expected to drop around 2 feet of snow Friday into Saturday Hazard types: Heavy snow, blowing and drifting at times. Hazard types: heavy snow, blowing and drifting at times, quarter mile visibilities, and winds gusting in excess of 30 mph. Accumulations: snow accumulations of 18 to 24 inches. Timing:Light snow will develop by Friday morning, …